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Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Gateshead

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Bridge Landmark
Watch and find out why locals have nicknamed this span across the River Tyne the "Blinking Eye Bridge." In contrast to a drawbridge that lifts or bends in the middle, this pedestrian and cyclist tilt bridge swings on a horizontal axis to allow boats to pass under it. Watch as the arch lowers toward the water and the curved bridge lifts toward the sky, leaving two low-angled arches above the river. To see it tilt, check the schedule posted at each end of the bridge. To visit Gateshead Millennium Bridge on your trip to Gateshead, use our Gateshead itinerary planner.
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Reviews
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  • The design of this swing bridge is amazing. Arrange to be there when the bridge tilts to let river traffic through as it is spectacular. Great views up and down the river from the bridge.  more »
  • This is amazing to see lit at night. I didn't get to walk across as had full on time here on a conference but was privileged to see it raised to allow a boat through. Was awesome to watch.  more »
  • The millennium bridge is great to sight see on a night it changes colour you can look at the other bridges and the baltic and sage. It's easy access to the keyside  more »
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  • Iconic design and a fantastic view of all the other Tyne bridges, just for foot traffic and part of a great short circular walk over to the Sage and back. Try to get to see it operating into the upright position to allow ships through, that is impressive. Love it at night with the rainbow illumination. Landmark worth the visit.
  • It's a romantic beautiful place where many many people take there sefies and pictures as the view seen of the bridge extends all the way down the Tyne. At night it's a spectacular view with the quayside lit up, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful. If your lucky you could see the bridge move for a passing ship vessel, if you have never seen the bridge move before you will have a surprise at the way it does, masterful engineering a true spot to visit
  • Love it love it love it. Great at night with lights on!
  • Really unusual bridge well worth seeing in action when a boat needs it to rise, then it has lovely views of Newcastle when crossing.
  • For the Pok√©mon fans out there It's a great place to catch an Onix, and also it's a brilliant view